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February 17, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 16th February 2017

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Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu News Paper dated 16th February 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "ISRO sets the bar high"

  • Sets the bar high - to raise / increase the standards of quality that are expected of or required for something
  • Boosted - improved / increased something
  • Reputation - the opinion that people have about how good or how bad someone or something is
  • Relying on someone/something - to depend on or trust someone or something
  • Workhorse - a machine that operates without failing for long periods, although it might not be very interesting or exciting
  • Nano - extremely small
  • Aeronautics - the science of designing, building, and operating aircraft
  • Significant - important or noticeable
  • Cement - to make something stronger
  • Key player - an important person, company, etc. in a particular area of activity
  • Lucrative - producing a lot of money (especially of a business, job, or activity)
  • Orbital - relating to the orbit (= curved path) of an object in space:
  • Altitude - height above sea level
  • Accomplished - to finish something successfully or to achieve something
  • Ensuring - to make something certain to happen
  • Collide - (especially of moving objects) to hit something violently
  • Successive - happening one after the other without any break
  • Besides - in addition to; also
  • Payload - the amount of goods or people that a vehicle, such as a truck or aircraft, can carry
  • Integrate - combining things, people, or ideas of different types in one effective unit, group, or system

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "The foul air we breathe"

  • Foul - very dirty, or smelling or tasting unpleasant
  • Drawn attention - to attract someone's attention / highlighting something
  • Deadly - likely to cause death
  • Pollutant - something that is harmful to the environment
  • Pervade - to spread through something and present in every part of it
  • Terrible - very unpleasant or serious or of low quality
  • Premature - happening or done too soon, especially before the natural or suitable time
  • Significant - important or noticeable
  • Inhalable - breathable
  • Particulate - an extremely small piece of dirt, especially one produced by road vehicles, that causes pollution
  • Biomass - all the plant and animal life found in a particular area
  • Tribunal - a special law court organized to judge a particular case
  • Straw - the yellow stems of dried crops such as wheat
  • Curb - to control or limit something that is harmful
  • Urban - relating to towns and cities, or happening there
  • In contrast - used when you are comparing two things or people and saying that the second one is very different from the first
  • Mortality - the number of deaths within a particular area, group etc
  • Deterioration - the process or fact of becoming worse
  • Residue - the part that is left after the main part has gone or been taken away
  • Enrich - to improve the quality of something by adding something else
  • Fodder - food that is given to cows, horses, and other farm animals
  • Compost - a mixture of decaying plants and vegetables that is added to soil to improve its quality
  • Defy - to refuse to obey a person, decision, law, situation, etc
  • Prohibitory - a law or rule that stops people from doing something
  • Affordable - cheap enough for ordinary people to afford
  • Seeder - a machine for sowing seed mechanically.
  • Addressed - to try to deal with a problem
  • Reliable - something that you can trust and depend upon
  • Concern - to cause worry to someone
  • Moderate -  neither small nor large in size, amount, degree, or strength
  • Shift gear - to change the position of the gears to make a vehicle go faster or more slowly

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